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English verb: testify

1. testify (communication) give testimony in a court of law


ExamplesThey testify that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsattest, bear witness, take the stand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)declare


Narrower (hyponym)vouch


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. testify (communication) provide evidence for


SamplesThe blood test showed that he was the father.
Her behavior testified to her incompetence.


Synonymsbear witness, evidence, prove, show


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)inform


Narrower (hyponym)abduce, adduce, attest, certify, cite, demonstrate, evidence, manifest, presume


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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